Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
‘Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?’
Is it against the law for me to do what I want with my money? Should you be angry because I am kind?’
Can't I do what I want with my own money? Are you going to get stingy because I am generous?'
Have I not the right to do as seems good to me in my house? or is your eye evil, because I am good?
Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
‘Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’
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1 tc ‡ Before οὐκ (ouk, “[am I] not”) a number of significant witnesses read ἤ (h, “or”; e.g., א C W 085 Ë1,13 33 and most others). Although in later Greek the οι in σοι (oi in soi) – the last word of v. 14 – would have been pronounced like ἤ, since ἤ is lacking in early
2 tn Grk “Is your eye evil because I am good?”